Household Appliances Go High-Tech

Refrigerators, washers, dryers, dishwashers, and ovens have gone high-tech. They're turning into smart computers. Some sport touchscreens and run custom functions. Others offer technicians remote diagnostic capabilities. Some devices under development will be able to connect wirelessly to the Web, electric grids, smartphones, and tablets. To see some of the products that Whirlpool (WHR), General Electric (GE), Electrolux (ELUXB:SS), LG Electronics (066570:KS), Samsung Electronics (005930:KS) and other appliance makers have released—or are developing for sale—check out our slide show.
 
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